Massage Therapy Solutions

What is Massage Therapy & What Issues Can it Solve?

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Massage Therapy is widely known and widely used for a lot of different reasons. After all, simply hearing the word massage brings visions of relaxing indulgence or perhaps a day at the spa. The trained NJ massage therapists at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa use massage techniques to get you back in action after an injury.  Massage can compliment a course of treatment or serve as the course of treatment for athletes, both novice and professional.


What Is Massage Therapy?

The practice of massage involves utilizing soft tissue manipulation techniques to address stress, muscle fatigue, and soreness. In addition, massage therapy increases circulation which is helpful for the body to heal itself. Although massages are most commonly associated with back pain, it can help with pain relief all over the body.


What Issues Can Massage Therapy Address?

  • Low-back pain
  • Range of motion
  • Atrophied muscles
  • Recovery from strenuous workouts
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Post-op soreness and swelling
  • Spasms and cramping
  • Release endorphins/amino acids, the body’s natural painkiller
  • Migraine pain

Massage can be used as way to reduce pain and swelling while at the same time increasing flexibility and range of motion. Manipulating muscles and working through stress pockets can be helpful in getting a body back in action. Athletes, in particular, can benefit from massage, getting their muscular alignment back in action. The massage therapy available at Elite Spine and Sports Care, in Totowa NJ and around Passaic County, is designed to help you reach your full athletic potential.


Schedule an appointment today!

Contact our team at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa NJ today to schedule one of our Passaic County Massage Therapists. Our educated, experienced, and knowledgeable staff can help you learn more about how massage therapy can fit in with your recovery plan. Our physical therapists are here to address your areas of pain while helping you learn more about our therapy services and what issues they can solve.

 

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Physical Therapy & Therapeutic Taping in Northern, NJ

What Is Therapeutic Taping?


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Oftentimes, physical therapy and therapeutic taping go hand in hand. Maybe you haven’t had a chance to give therapeutic taping a try, but, you have undoubtedly seen it being utilized by others. Bright colored tape on bare shoulders, knees, arms, and legs are not uncommon, especially around athletes. This therapeutic tape has a name and a mission. Kinesiology Tape is designed to get you back in action in a quick & healthy manner. Does an injury have you sidelined? Is your mobility impaired? Discuss Kinesiology Tape with your Northern NJ physical therapist.

 

What is Kinesiology Tape?

Kinesiology Tape is a special tape that offers support to tendons, muscles, and joints. The tape is utilized on mobile areas of your body to encourage movement & the bodies natural healing process. The tape is flexible and intended to make movement easier. While standard athletic tape is used to limit movement this therapeutic tape is meant to assist movement and get your body back in action!

 

Why Implement Therapeutic Taping?

Ultimately there are many reasons why a New Jersey physical therapist would use Kinesiology Tape. It can work to address pain, assist movement, and improve performance. The tape assists with the sensory nervous system, interferes with pain pathways and helps realign joints. A physical therapy session that includes the application of Kinesiology tape can help keep your muscles flexible, keep your blood flowing and prolong the effects of other physical therapy methods over the course of several days.

 

When Is Therapeutic Taping Used?

Often taping is used after surgery during the recovery process. Due to the soft-tissue manipulation encouraging the body’s natural healing process, taping is a great way to speed up recovery times while still keeping you moving! Taping is also used to help struggling athletes improve the function of their muscles. The tape is also often used to control swelling, control muscle spasms, keep joints in place, and even help promote good circulation!

 

Schedule A Physical Therapy Appointment Today!

Contact our team at Elite Spine and Sports Care today! We offer physical therapy and therapeutic taping at both our Fort Lee & Totowa locations.   Schedule your physical therapy appointment. Our educated, experienced, and knowledgeable physical therapists will help you learn more about Kinesiology Tape. Our physical therapists will help address your areas of pain and get you back in action while helping you learn more about therapeutic taping.

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Avoiding Back Pain & Knee Pain When Working On Your Yard

Do You Get Back Pain While Doing Yard Work? Follow These Steps!


Helpful Tips To Avoid Back Pain and Knee Pain While Doing Yard Work:
 

Avoiding back pain and knee pain while doing yard work is very well possible! Springtime is almost here, which means many of us are planning to be outdoors, fixing up our backyards, planting and watering new vegetation and moving that old patio set out of the shed. Working in the yard and garden can mean using muscles and moving in a way that is atypical of your normal daily routine. Avoiding pain of any kind when working in the garden takes effort. Your NJ physical therapist at Elite Spine and Sports Care will be a valuable resource in helping you prepare your body for taking care of your yard!

Why Is Yard Work & Gardening So Hard On The Body?

Repetitive movement or prolonged positioning of the body can strain muscles, joints, and ligaments. When working in your yard, you’re often sitting in one spot, kneeling for extended periods, placing pressure on knees and other uncomfortable movements. Repetitive movements such as shoveling, pulling weeds or even using hedge clippers can cause strain on various muscles and ligaments. Prepping your muscles and working on posture are a couple of things that can help ease the pain caused by hours of yard work. Of course, how many people actually physically prepare for yard work? Believe it or not, yard work is exercise! It involves poses, stretches, moving, and lifting. You train and prepare for a running race or a tennis tournament but perhaps not for planting and pruning.

Helpful Tips To Avoid Back Pain and Knee Pain While Doing Yard Work:

 

  • Stretch – Stretch before you start, during, and after you are finished. The more you stretch the more limber your muscles and joints will be.
  • Don’t stay in one position too long – You can finish two jobs by taking breaks and alternating between the two (or three or four). Sitting in one position too long while weeding can do a number. Mix it up!
  • Use good posture – Don’t hunch and don’t cross your legs. Although it may seem comfortable at the time, you may feel the effects later on in the day
  • Use Knee Pads – Knee pads or gardening pads are great for providing relief to your knees when kneeling. Plus, it keeps your knees clean!

Paying attention to your alignment, posture, and muscle development is helpful for day to day living, including with preparing for a summer of yard work. Take the time to treat your body well and help avoid the aches and pains that go along with summer work and play. Our NJ physical therapists can help you prepare for activity as well as ease pain resulting from physical activity.

Contact your NJ Physical Therapist Today

Contact our team at Elite Spine and Sports Care today. Our educated, experienced, and knowledgeable physical therapists can help you prepare for yard work and help you avoid pain and injury. If it is too late to prepare, then our team of Northern New Jersey Physical Therapists can help you address the areas of pain and get you back to landscaping & gardening in no time.

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Spring Sports Around The Corner, Is Your Body Ready?

Spring Sports Around The Corner, Is Your Body Ready?

Our Totowa & Fort Lee Physical Therapists can help!


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Spring sports are around the corner. The question is, is your body ready? Have you been sedentary this winter or have you been active? Are your muscles ready to work? Many people retreat from strenuous activities during the winter months and then burst out of the starting gate at the first sign of warmer temperatures and greener grass. Our Physical Therapists offer a great resource for starting spring sports the correct & non-damaging way. Avoid injury and prepare your body for this spring weather!

Getting Physically Ready For Spring Activities

Stretching has long been thought of as an important precursor to exercise, certainly a way to get muscles limber. Often times we think of yoga as stretching. While this is true, you certainly can’t just dive into complex poses without risking injury. The same is true with spring sports. The important thing to do is to prepare the muscles needed for any given activity. Stretching before strenuous activities is a great way to get your body ready for exercise.

In the same vein as stretching is starting with a lower level of activity such as walking briskly. You may think your body is more capable than it is during this transition from sedentary to active. As a result, easing into an active lifestyle is extremely important.  Get in touch with one of our leading Physical Therapists to create a plan that makes sense for you and your fitness goals. Physical Therapy and Sports Care is available at both of our locations now! Fort Lee Sports Physical Therapy & Totowa Sports Physical Therapy

Take Your Time Getting Active Again!

Fitness is not a zero to 100 in five seconds type of thing. If you have not been active all winter you should develop a plan to prepare for your seasonal sport of choice. Plan to use an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist to develop a plan that will help you get back to the level of activity you once were used to! Working on your boy’s posture and alignment can be a helpful first step. The physical therapists at Elite Spine and Sports Care focus on body alignment and muscular preparation to get you operating at your peak performance level.

Schedule A Sports Physical Therapy Appointment With Elite Spine & Sports Care today!

The team at Elite Spine & Sports Care is dedicated to keeping clients conditioned. Take the time to prepare your body for spring sports and you will not be disappointed. Let our knowledge and experience guide you toward a better fitness level. Remember, spring sports are just around the corner!

Sports Physical Therapy is Available at BOTH Elite Spine Locations!

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Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa

349-351 Union BLVD

Totowa, NJ 07512

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1622 Parker Ave STE 2B

Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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Proper Body Mechanics Essential For Everyday Movements

Proper body mechanics are essential for everyday movements.  A Passaic County physical therapist can ensure that regular routines are done safety, protecting your posture and your muscles.
Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa, your source for physical therapy in Passaic County

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Proper body mechanics are essential for everyday movements.  A Passaic County physical therapist can ensure that regular routines are done safely, protecting your posture and your muscles.  Knowing how to do common movements correctly is important in order to avoid the pain and discomfort that accompanies lower back pain resulting from poor posture and poor technique.  Whether you are lifting a heavy object or reaching down to pull a dandelion out of the ground make sure that you bend your body in such a way that your muscular system is protected.  An experienced Passaic County physical therapist can show you how to bend, lift, and squat in such a way that you can avoid pain and build strength and good posture.

Squats are a common exercise, building a variety of muscles.  It is necessary to do a squat correctly to maximize the desired outcome but a squat is also something a person may do throughout the day, whether picking something up or getting a task completed.  The question is, do you know how to squat correctly?  One thing to keep in mind for proper technique is tilting your hips toward the front, where your body is facing, while keeping your abs engaged as you go down and up.  The same goes with bending.  Use your legs and protect your lower back by engaging your muscles, sticking your rear out behind you.  Contact our physical therapy office in Totowa for exercise and posture techniques to ensure that you are treating your body the way it deserves to be treated.

Summer has arrived and with it the desire to get outside and get our gardens looking good.  Proper body mechanics while bending over, squatting down, reaching and pulling while doing yard work or other common chores and/or movements can be the difference between discomfort and pain or feeling strong and pain-free.  Learning how to do common motions in a way that will save your body from pain and discomfort is essential.  Contact our team at Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa today for physical therapy in Passaic County that focuses on prevention in addition to attention to correcting pain.

Contact Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa NJ offers an approach based on the functional model and the dynamic use of manual medicine into physical therapy and rehabilitation. We believe that optimal health and performance can be attained through proper stability by enabling correct function via mobility of joints and corresponding muscles.